Vote http://tpr.org en Spotlight On Texas Same-Sex Marriage Ban In Run Up To March Primaries http://tpr.org/post/spotlight-texas-same-sex-marriage-ban-run-march-primaries <p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>More from the hearing in San Antonio Wednesday in the case challenging the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. Arguments have been made and a federal judge is now formulating a decision. If the judge strikes down the ban, the case will be immediately appealed to the conservative U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. A comprehensive look at all the issues leading into the March primary election. Also on this show: How the border region is reacting to political ads.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Same-sex marriage debate hits Texas</strong></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:34:34 +0000 David Martin Davies 26727 at http://tpr.org Spotlight On Texas Same-Sex Marriage Ban In Run Up To March Primaries Voter ID Trial Remains On Track Despite Federal Attempt To Postpone http://tpr.org/post/voter-id-trial-remains-track-despite-federal-attempt-postpone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas voter ID law applauded a Corpus Christi federal judge’s vigilance to retain a September trial date -- </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the U.S. Department of Justice is now hoping to postpone the case because of logistics issues.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:47:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26658 at http://tpr.org Voter ID Trial Remains On Track Despite Federal Attempt To Postpone Voter ID Reminder For 2014 Primary Election http://tpr.org/post/voter-id-reminder-2014-primary-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voter ID certificates are now available at Texas DPS offices and county</span>&nbsp;elections offices are working to get voters properly registered for next month’s early voting in the primary elections.</p><p>The Electronic Identification Certificate is the required document for all voters who do not already have a state or U.S. photo ID. According to the voter ID law that went into effect in November, every voter must show an acceptable form of ID to be allowed to cast their ballot.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:24:48 +0000 Eileen Pace 25881 at http://tpr.org Voter ID Reminder For 2014 Primary Election "Lost Voters" Cost Bexar County $335,000 In Postage Alone http://tpr.org/post/lost-voters-cost-bexar-county-335000-postage-alone <p>The November constitutional amendment election is over and in Bexar County just over six percent of registered voters went to the polls.</p><p>That means a lot of voters did not show up, which isn't always because they don't care.</p><p>Every election cycle elections office workers begin their hunt to find out what happened to voters who vanish. Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen said the technical term for this lost constituency that doesn't show up to vote is called the "suspense voters."</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:20:25 +0000 Ryan Loyd 21624 at http://tpr.org "Lost Voters" Cost Bexar County $335,000 In Postage Alone Texas Voters Approve All 9 State Constitutional Amendments http://tpr.org/post/texas-voters-approve-all-9-state-constitutional-amendments Texas voters approved all <a href="http://kut.org/post/9-state-propositions-texans-will-vote-next-week" target="_blank">nine state constitutional amendments</a> on the November ballot.<p>The issue that received the most attention was <a href="http://kut.org/post/how-prop-6-passed-and-what-s-next-water-projects-texas" target="_blank">Proposition 6</a>. It creates a new water fund with two billion dollars from the state’s Rainy Day fund.<p><a href="http://kut.org/post/texans-could-vote-help-cut-veterans-property-taxes" target="_blank">Propositions 1 and 4</a> cut property taxes for disabled veterans or their surviving spouse. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:54:13 +0000 Laura Rice, KUT News 21468 at http://tpr.org Texas Voters Approve All 9 State Constitutional Amendments Sec. Of State’s Office Reassures That All Ballots Will Count Despite Voter ID Snags http://tpr.org/post/sec-state-s-office-reassures-all-ballots-will-count-despite-voter-id-snags <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Secretary of State John Steen's office is guaranteeing that every ballot will count in this election, even if a voter is registered under a different name.</span></p><p>This is the Texas' first statewide election where photo ID is required to cast a ballot, which has led to some reported problems at polling places across the state.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:37:01 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21410 at http://tpr.org Sec. Of State’s Office Reassures That All Ballots Will Count Despite Voter ID Snags League Of Women Voters Joins Support For Prop. 6 Water Fund http://tpr.org/post/league-women-voters-joins-support-prop-6-water-fund <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.lwv.org/local-league/lwv-san-antonio-area" target="_blank">League of Women Voters in Texas</a> is urging a "yes" vote on Prop. 6, the constitutional amendment that will take $2 billion from the state's Rainy Day Fund to create a sort of bank account to fund water projects. </span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:22:11 +0000 Eileen Pace 21370 at http://tpr.org League Of Women Voters Joins Support For Prop. 6 Water Fund Election Day: What's On The 2013 Ballot And Where To Vote In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/election-day-whats-2013-ballot-and-where-vote-bexar-county <p><strong>Update (11/5):</strong> Today is Election Day and voting locations are different from early voting so make sure and pay close attention to your voting precinct. Polls close at 7 p.m.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:35:10 +0000 Chris Eudaily 20542 at http://tpr.org Election Day: What's On The 2013 Ballot And Where To Vote In Bexar County Texans Could Vote to Help Cut Veterans' Property Taxes http://tpr.org/post/texans-could-vote-help-cut-veterans-property-taxes When Texans go to the polls beginning Monday, they&#8217;ll have the chance to vote on nine constitutional propositions. Two of them would cut property taxes for disabled veterans or their surviving spouse.&#160;<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both propositions have their origins in an oversight and look to tweak current laws to give returning Texas veterans and their families property tax breaks.</span><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115512578" width="100%"></iframe><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:54:13 +0000 Ben Philpott, KUT News 20312 at http://tpr.org Texans Could Vote to Help Cut Veterans' Property Taxes Perry Asks Voters To Approve Prop. 6 For Water Project Funding http://tpr.org/post/perry-asks-voters-approve-prop-6-water-project-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Perry inspected the water levels at Lake Travis and then urged voters to approve proposition 6, the water project funding program that would </span>pay <span style="line-height: 1.5;">for the next 50 years of water projects in the state that is up for a vote on this November&#39;s ballot.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:13:54 +0000 Ryan Poppe 19924 at http://tpr.org Perry Asks Voters To Approve Prop. 6 For Water Project Funding